21 Assisted Living Facilities near Irmo, SC

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Irmo, SC

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Harbison Shores

Provides: Assisted Living
990 Columbia Avenue, Irmo, SC 29063
"We toured Harbison Shores, and it just was hands down winner. The price was relatively reasonable, although none of them are super affordable. It looked clean and well-kept. You could tell that..." More

Generations of Irmo

Provides: Assisted Living
7142 Woodrow St., Irmo, SC 29063
"Everything seemed very positive at Generations. The place was very well kept and very nice. They’re adding a new wing, in which we have two rooms, so we’re waiting for the construction to finish...." More

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Atria Forest Lake

Provides: Assisted Living
4405 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206
"Atria Forest Lake is a homey and small facility. The facility was beautifully well-maintained and it's like you're visiting somebody at home atmosphere. It's more like an apartment complex because..." More

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Brookdale Columbia

Provides: Assisted Living
251 Springtree Drive, Columbia, SC 29223
"We visited Brookdale, and it was just beyond us financially. It’s a beautiful facility, and the overall atmosphere was positive. We met the sales director who was very nice, very professional, and..." More

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Jenni-Lynn Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
915 Hook Avenue, West Columbia, SC 29169
"Jenni-Lynn Senior Living is a clean place. All the common areas are spacious and they have outdoor garden areas, which I think my mother would enjoy. It is kind of a quaint little place. They have..." More

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Brookdale Harbison

Provides: Assisted Living
51 Woodcross Drive, Columbia, SC 29212
"Brookdale Harbison was a clean environment. They were well-staffed and the facilities were very nice and looked comfortable. I met all the staff and they were very friendly. They got everything..." More

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Colonial Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
3565 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169
"Transitional assisted living and secured memory care community in an attractive, comforting setting with thoughtfully designed living spaces and enclosed outdoor walking paths." More

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Rice Estate

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Finley Road, Columbia, SC 29203
"Nestled at the end of a quiet suburban street beneath towering hardwoods overhead and surrounded by wetlands is Rice Estate, a beautiful and welcoming continuing care retirement community...." More

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English Meadows Lexington Campus

Provides: Assisted Living
5422 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072
"English Meadows Lexington Campus was very nice and very clean. They had a good activity director up there. The atmosphere was nice. It would be someplace I could live. The staff seemed very..." More

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Wellmore of Lexington

Provides: Assisted Living
200 Wellmore Drive, Lexington, SC 29072
"I had a very nice time at Wellmore of Lexington. The facility itself was clean, up to date, and decorated nicely. It's a cheerful atmosphere. All the staff were very positive. The clients who were..." More

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The Heritage at Lowman

Provides: Assisted Living
2101 Dutch Fork Road, Chapin, SC 29036
"Lived on the Heritage at Lowman Campus " More

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The Pines at Columbia Assisted Living...

Provides: Assisted Living
190 McSwain Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169
"We visited Lexington Place for my mother-in-law. We had a great tour. The person who carried us around, I can't remember her name, was very nice, very thorough, and answered all our questions. She..." More

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Morningside of Lexington

Provides: Assisted Living
218 Old Chapin Road, Lexington, SC 29072
"Morningside of Lexington was very nice. The person who accommodated me was very professional. The dining area looked clean and the apartment was nice. However, the place would not meet my fiance's..." More

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Oakleaf Village of Lexington

Provides: Assisted Living
800 North Lake Drive, Lexington, SC 29072
"My loved one has been staying at Oakleaf Village of Lexington. It's a very nice and well-maintained facility. It's clean and smells good. All the staff is very nice, attentive, and caring. They..." More

NHC HealthCare, Parklane

Provides: Assisted Living
7601 Parklane Rd, Columbia, SC 29223
"I've been to The Palmettos of Parklane (NHC Healthcare). It was very spacious and had a very nice dining room and big activity room. The lady who toured me there was very nice and hospitable. Their..." More

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Fairforest Grove Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
120 Fairforest Rd, Columbia, SC 29212
"Fairforest Grove Senior Living was a very nice and friendly place. The atmosphere was just something that I would like for my mom to be. I felt like I won't have to worry about her and the care she..." More

Merrill Gardens at Columbia

Provides: Assisted Living
2205 Gregg Street, Columbia, SC 29201
"My parents have moved into Merrill Gardens at Columbia. It's newer, nice, clean, and had more to offer. They have washers and dryers in their units. Mom has a full kitchen, and her unit was nice..." More

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The Columbia Presbyterian Community

Provides: Assisted Living
700 DaVega Drive, Lexington, SC 29073
"I was impressed with the two places I visited, but I'm leaning toward Columbia Presbyterian Community. It was a beautiful facility and seemed to offer more amenities. I was really pleased with the..." More

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Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

Provides: Assisted Living
2705 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC 29169
"Carolina Gardens at West Columbia is a nice assisted living community and the services are exceptional. I have read some negative comments about the place, but you can't make everybody happy no..." More

Harbison Hall

Provides: Assisted Living
534 Wil Stel Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
"My ex-husband is at Harbison Hall for only a day, so I don't really have a basis to judge. But it's very nice. It is definitely affordable, too. The staff is nice and they provide him with normal..." More

Generations of Chapin

Provides: Assisted Living
431 East Boundary Street, Chapin, SC 29036
"Generations of Chapin had more of an open atmosphere and a little bit of a country atmosphere. My mother would have more room in her actual room and it just seemed very nice and seemed to work for..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Irmo

    Irmo, South Carolina, is listed as one of the best places to retire in the Columbia area. It has also been noted as one of the safest cities in South Carolina and one of the most affordable places to live in the country. Seniors retiring in Irmo will find plenty of options, with 19 assisted living facilities close by, including one within the city limits. These facilities are regulated by the Board of Health and Environmental Control and provide room and board and a degree of personal care.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Irmo

    • The Irmo area has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Columbia.
    • Irmo has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Central Midlands Area Agency on Aging, an organization that provides low- or no-cost services to seniors, as well as one senior center.
    • For transportation for errands, medical appointments and daily outings, the Senior Express offer rides at discount fares throughout the area on a regular or as-needed basis.
    • The overall crime rate in Irmo is 38 percent higher than the national average, which is a concern for seniors. In Irmo, seniors have a one in 26 chance of becoming a victim of any type of crime.
    • Seniors on a budget may find it easier to live in Irmo due to the cost of living of 96.4. This is lower than the national average of 100 and slightly lower than the state average of 94.
    • Seniors who are sensitive to the cold may find it more comfortable living in Irmo. Summers are long and hot, with highs around 92. Winters are short and cold, with lows around 33. The city only gets about an inch of snow per year.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Irmo

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in South Carolina

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,800.00 Chapin
    $3,588.00 Elgin
    $3,546.00 Columbia
    $3,515.00 Lexington
    $3,000.00 Ridgeway
    $2,999.00 Irmo
    $2,481.00 West Columbia

    Assisted Living costs in Irmo start around $2,999 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

    It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Irmo and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Irmo

    The South Carolina Medicaid State Plan provides assistance to eligible seniors to pay for an assisted living facility. In order to receive help, seniors should meet all Medicaid program criteria and should already be receiving the Optional State Supplement (OSS) to the federal Supplemental Security Income payment (SSI). Family supplementation is not allowed to pay for a private room.

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.

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    More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.


    Free Assisted Living Resources in Irmo

    Irmo and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Irmo, please visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Irmo

    Irmo-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in South Carolina are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page for more information about these laws.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Irmo

    • Review of Harbison Shores

      We toured Harbison Shores, and it just was hands down winner. The price was relatively reasonable, although none of them are super affordable. It looked clean and well-kept. You could tell that eve... Read more

      Victoria
    • Review of Harbison Shores

      We really, really like Harbison Shores, and we had a really, really good visit. We were impressed with their security at the front door. It was an electronic sign-in when you came in the door. I wa... Read more

      Janice
    • Review of Harbison Shores

      The lady who gave me the tour at Harbison Shores was very nice and very upbeat. It sounds like they're going through a transition to really kind of re-modernize the place because it's pretty old. I... Read more

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